It's a Downeast area that displays one of the region's most unusual natural phenomenons - a reversing falls!

After a little sprucing up, Tidal Falls in Hancock is now an even better picnic area than it was before!  Gone is the old snack shack, along with the lobster holding facility that once took up small inlet nearby. Picnic tables now abound, along with a new meeting room and an observation deck above to view the reversing falls in Taunton River. New restrooms and a new parking area complete with water and electrical hook-ups are now available as well.

Tidal Falls is one of our best and free places to go for a picnic!  Within the 8 acres of the Preserve, you can enjoy a sandwich while watching the seals play in the waters of the Falls!  And yes, the Falls do "reverse" daily with the VERY STRONG TIDES!

Tidal Falls

Thanks to the efforts of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy and the Maine Department of Conservation, you can enjoy a fabulous picnic area on the Hancock side every season!  The little over 4 acres of land that overlooks Tidal Falls includes picnic tables and grills, and is open for day use free of charge.  The best time to observe the falls is a couple of hours either before or after low tide, according to the Conservacy's website.

Unfortunately, dogs are not welcome.